by | Apr 21, 2020 | Christianity Today | 37 comments

Satan is flooding the world with evil.  Many believers are asleep—but not everyone. Some have their eyes wide open.

A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing company seeks to understand authority, brokenness, and Resurrection Life. Who are these ‘others’ who have their eyes wide open?

They are too loud for most. They pray longer and deeper than what is ‘acceptable’ in respectable circles. They do their duty and suffer through meaningless concerts, seminars, and “Christian events.” But, their hearts are not in it.

Many Christians don’t want to talk about spiritual warfare because they hate confrontation.  These ‘others’ know we are at war with principalities and powers of evil.  These ‘abnormals’ are secret weapons—set apart for that perfect moment when God will unleash them on an unsuspecting world.

Professional church builders fear them because they scare away the ‘right people.’ Carnal believers despise them because they are a constant reminder of compromise.

In order to salve their conscience, those who oppose this remnant call them ‘abnormal.’  But they are not abnormal. They are very normal.  We have been subnormal for so long that normal looks abnormal.

Maybe you are one of those Jesus-followers who loves just a little too much—who wants more than everyone thinks is ‘right.’  Maybe they roll their eyes when you talk about things—awesome things you believe God can still do in this dark and evil time. Remember: to some Christians, you are a ‘fanatic.’ But, to them, the definition of a fanatic is anyone who loves Jesus more than they do…

They tell you your agitation is abnormal. They tell you to relax, but that just stokes your inner fire. They tell you, “God is in control and you don’t have to worry.” But you remember the Word of God, and it tells you to do something.  You know that God combs the earth for willing vessels who will throw off the glad rags of religion, take up the mighty weapons of God, and thrust the sword of the Spirit into the heart of the powers of darkness.

Well my ‘normal’ friend, it is time for you know what God is about to do.  It’s time for me to explain you, to you.

What will explain you, and then launch you, is this simple fact: GOD WILL NOT GIVE UP AMERICA WITHOUT A FIGHT.  He will strike with a force and fury that will leave the God-haters stunned and limp.

Satan has grossly underestimated what the Lord is willing to do to spare our nation.  You see that same overconfidence in those who follow the devil.

The concussion will also be felt within the church. Those preachers who traded their divine calling for the rewards of this world—those who flattered and dulled the saints—those who turned God’s army into a harmless social club—will be exposed.  Those who killed the natural urgency of the Body of Christ will be judged in this life, and not just in eternity.

Here’s what wrong with you, my ‘normal’ friend. You have seen the lie. You see that what lies beneath so much of today’s preaching is defeat. What they consider to be an uplifting message is in fact the white flag of surrender. It is summed up in this simple fact: THEY DO NOT BELIEVE AMERICA CAN BE SAVED.

They have resigned themselves to a new goal—a false goal—because they have lost faith in God’s goals.

Satan has sold the church fool’s gold.  Instead of taking up weapons mighty to the tearing down of strongholds, we pursue money, cheap grace, and celebrity, because of defeat and unbelief.

Faith has grown flabby.  They don’t know about the power of our weapons.  They don’t know the limitless extent of our authority.  And, it is because we don’t know our marching orders.  We don’t know what to say to this generation.

So now the stage is set for the ‘normal’ people to be used in extraordinary ways.

They will begin by challenging and defeating the lies of false government and political corruption. Peter recognized when government crossed the line.

Acts 4: 19But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to Him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

Peter also understood what to do when a government tries to ban the Gospel:

Acts 5: 28: (the Jewish high council were) saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”

The true warrior understands what is going on. They know the Left is coming after our freedom.  They know how they will force feed our children the Antichrist agenda.

What they don’t know is that you are waking up to your purpose and destiny.  God has called you out of the rank and file, the ‘sleepy heads’ who wander in and out of church. You are being groomed for special power in this hour.

The mighty God is creating people to turn the tide of wickedness.  He doesn’t care about your age or your education.  He searches for someone who is travailing over the evil, and who will die without power and purpose.  They want to be in the fight—and they want to be in the thick of it.

Isaiah 6: 8: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I!  Send me.””

You are not abnormal…you are simply becoming normal! What you were created to be!  The Holy Spirit is energizing you to take a giant leap out of dead church life.  You are about to make a courageous declaration of war on the godless ideologies that are destroying our nation.

You and I will see a harvest of lost souls. We will carry the Gospel to those most victimized by America’s leftist plunge.

You are being overtaken by an irrevocable need to be in the middle of God’s greatest act in history. This is what the normal Christian life is supposed to be. Welcome to the war!


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  1. Renee Simpson

    I agree Amen Well said, There are those called. Many.. Preach The Gospel Bodoy, alot of Preachers, don’t, for fear the Word is to Swift, Bold for too many perishners, that they’ll leave, turn away to any easier softer Sermon So Thank You, Stand firm Spread The Gospel Your Message is True This is What’s happening in Too many Churches, In/ w/ Christians I believe I have a calling Not white sure however, I feel I was always running, Like Jonah. I must find out
    My purpose and I too, Stand as I)/We should, as Faithful Believers. Amen Mario

  2. babybluesntn

    This is so me, but I have run into a wall. Is there a way to reach Mario Murillo by email to discuss this in private? Thanks.

  3. Doug Spurling

    (Heb. 10: 7; Ps. 40:7-8) “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of Me,) to do Thy will, O God.”
    Remember, Jesus was the first to say “Send Me”
    It was a sentence of death, ridicule, scourging, crucifixion.
    To accept this call is to say, I die. I am crucified with Christ.
    This call isn’t a joy ride on a train of celebrity status glory. It’s a call to death of self…and victory in Christ alone.

    …looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:2

  4. Carolina

    Mario wrote:
    “Remember: to some Christians, you are a ‘fanatic.’ But, to them, the definition of a fanatic is anyone who loves Jesus more than they do…”

    I remember another great Evangelist (in the same category with Mario), named Billy Graham, he once said that when people who don’t know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, say to you that you’re a fanatic about Christ, then say back to them, YES I am!
    Billy went onto explain the word fanatic is an abbreviation for the word “fan” and a fan is defined as: a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing.
    Then Billy went onto express that he was an avid fan of Jesus Christ and remarked, ‘so are many of you’!
    As for me and my house, I’m a sold out, blood bought fan and fanatic for The Lord Jesus Christ and unashamed to say so!!!???????…BRAVO to You King Jesus!

  5. Evang. Roger Culwell

    Amen very well said, this is what he had me put on Twitter this morning: [This is what I heard put up] 1 Thes 2:8 We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.

    1Th 2:9

    Don’t you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God’s Good News to you.

    1Th 2:10
    You yourselves are our witnesses—and so is God—that we were devout and honest and faultless toward all of you believers.

    1Th 2:11
    And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

    1Th 2:12
    We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.[ Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
    Heb 12:2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[fn] Because of the joy[fn] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.] Keep our eyes on Jesus.

    1Th 2:13

    Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn’t think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe.[ some of us preach the truth of the word of God, and some have received it, but many today reject it, they pick out what they like and throw the other out, therefore being unbalanced, and depleted of what the body needs, we need a full coarse meal, and some only eat sweets of the word, and they will not be able to stand.]

    1Th 2:14

    And then, dear brothers and sisters, you suffered persecution from your own countrymen. In this way, you imitated the believers in God’s churches in Judea who, because of their belief in Christ Jesus, suffered from their own people, the Jews. [ some are suffering right now for the same thing, we need to pray, and unite and seek a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit, some are fighting the very ones trying there best to save this nation and the true Church, we have a fake church, that has all but taken over, who allows sin and evil, and there not of Yahweh or Jesus Christ, we need to wake up and read our bibles.]

    1Th 2:15
    For some of the Jews killed the prophets, and some even killed the Lord Jesus. Now they have persecuted us, too. They fail to please God and work against all humanity. [ some if they could get by with would kill some of us right now, and do pray witchcraft, voodoo,and every thing else they can to try and stop us, and they claim to be the Church, yeah the church of satan, they even send evil spirits to try and kill, there trying to shut the real church down, and have run the Holy Spirit off, and they live among us and claim to be of us, and we need the Holy Spirit to flush them out, for only the Holy Spirit will barewittness and let us know who is really of God, deception is at its best, because we do not read, some even deny the word, and they have nothing to even guide them, we must have the Holy Spirit back in the Church, they are moving in to shut her down, and we need our lamps burning bright, and full of oil, remember the Ten Virgins, Mat 25:1-13, 5 were foolish, that mens half of them didn’t make it, every one is not going to heaven, half of them were not ready, and he took me to heaven, and said tell my Church there not Ready, don’t you think its time we got Ready, Jesus is warning us, we need fresh oil, we need our lamps burning bright and trimmed, so we will be ready when he comes back for his bride, or we will not make it, and we need fresh oil for the persecution, that is coming our way, because some want to kill us.]

    1Th 2:16
    as they try to keep us from preaching the Good News of salvation to the Gentiles. By doing this, they continue to pile up their sins. But the anger of God has caught up with them at last. [ some do not want the truth preached today, that is the verything they are trying to stop right now, even worship, Nun. 32:23 be sure your sins will find you out, they do not want theirsins mentioned today, fb write policies to cut out there sins, like Lev. 18:22, same sex marriage, and abortion Prov 6:17, they want the true word stopped from being preached, and there doing it by censoring, cutting out what they don’t like, welcome back to the persecuted Church in America, WHY BECAUSE OF OUR SILENCE. Time to get a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit and do what we are called to do, which is preach the truth of the Gospel. and live a life acceptable to God.] With the Love of Jesus Christ Be Blessed.

  6. emmasdreams

    How do you know me so well, Mario? We have never met! I want to wake people up, but when I talk about anything “serious” they lose interest and reply with “yes” (code for “Let’s not talk about it anymore”) and, of course, “God is in control.” I want to scream “He gave us dominion!”, but they just reply “Yes…” Thank you. Every day I look at my email first thing, searching for your blog post. Even if I did not have your posts I would not give up. My passion for Him and His Word is too strong.


    On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 2:41 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Satan is flooding the world with evil. > Many believers are asleep—but not everyone. Some have their eyes wide open. > A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing > company seeks to understand authority, brokenness, and Resurrectio” >

    • Kathy Knodle

      Laurie I am right there with you! Many don’t understand the dominion mandate and think that Church is going to a building and listening to a soft sermon while they drink coffee. I am ready to go into battle for our Lord Jesus Christ! I ordered his book have you read it yet?

  7. ronbroberg

    I love your daily posts. As for me and my family we will serve the Lord. Looking forward to your meetings coming back to the 99 see you and your wife VERY soon. Ron Broberg

    On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 11:36 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Satan is flooding the world with evil. > Many believers are asleep—but not everyone. Some have their eyes wide open. > A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing > company seeks to understand authority, brokenness, and Resurrectio” >

  8. Kathleen Anderson

    Amen I’m so tired of going into church’s that don’t have a clue what’s going on and what hour we are in. WAKE UP.

    • Regina Austin

      Me too! I want to go to church that’s awake and know what is happening and ready to get in the middle of ot all like I do! Last night after I read what Murrio had in his page about Trump and how he has made it possible for free speech and in my words the preachers have stabbed him in the back and my little righteous indignation come over me and I shared that to my fb page and went off.

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  11. Jean Beckerman

    I a m 87 and hungry for more. I want to be on fire for God. Thank you for stiring me up

  12. Michael Okulski

    Now this is a message I can identify with. Listening to messages that that tell the sick not to be sick, the blind that they are blind, and children that they need to grow up is simply boring. Thanks from Yuma Arizona for your good and faithful service!

  13. Rick H

    Mario brother I have read your book and I could not put it down, I was up nights I was fired up ready to kick the pastors door in and shake him warmly by the throat lol and shout wake up.
    Well due to a few things that I observed I decided to walk away and repent for them and myself. It would seem that watching you on YouTube with lance wallnau or with Robby Dawkins gets me fired up again and I just think it’s great and I love it, so I’d just like to say thank you brother.

    • Regina Austin

      Meet too I get so fired up when I listen to them also!

  14. Dan Martinovich

    Yep, the Bible has well over a hundred chapters of prophecy about the ever expanding free world so many of us now enjoy? Prophecies of a very long time period when Biblical principles about what is right and wrong; and the proper role of limited human government is the dominate influence in the world? Even beyond that, and exactly as it has been for a number of centuries now. That the nations that are most influenced by Biblical principle via the Gospel would quite naturally be dominate nations in the world? Outside of the hope and promise of forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life in heaven through the death and resurrection of the Lamb of God. These prophecies were the hope of the Apostles and Christians everywhere who all lived under the oppression of despotic human government and a herd mentality imposed on the nations since history had begun. As many still are today. These prophecies were the basis of Jesus’s teaching about the promised kingdom of God’s dominion in the earth. Not of a physical dominion but a dominion of influence, voluntarily embraced by people and nations along side other influences not of God.

    Those words may come as a surprise to many and looked upon in disbelief due to the traditions that arose to a popular dominance in the Christian world in the last century. Teachings that were embraced by many, if not most Christians at the same time the progressive movement in western nations arose to challenge Christian principle and limited human government based in Biblical principle. Teachings that took the Bibles prophecies about the end of eras or ages and the beginning of new eras and turned them into prophecies about the end of the world as we know it. This was done even though those prophecies in the Bible about those ages that ended; name the nations that were ending and the dates when they would end. To put those eras in a simple construct. God chose one nation, ancient Israel to bring his Word into the earth. Once the Messiah came and the Word was finished by his Apostles. That age ended but left the world languishing without God’s Word in the peoples hands. Even though the New Covenant age had begun the world was still in the middle of an age measured by the timeline of four empires, named in the Bible’s prophecy. Prophecy that stated very clearly in many places that when the fourth empire, the Roman one ended. (In case you didn’t know this the capital of the Roman Empire was moved to Constantinople in 333 AD and did not end until 1453 AD.) Then a new era would begin. The change came because right when that empire ended, God’s Word, for the first time in human history, began to make its way into the hands of the general population. Empowering those populations to overcome the despotic human government and herd mentality that ruled over mankind since history began. Then despite many world wars and political movements that cost hundreds of millions of lives to stop the growing influence of God’s invisible government. Opposition that was prophesied to accompany what was promised in these hundred plus chapters of Bible prophecy. The free world was birthed and began to grow.

    The link below will lead you to an article that goes over just three chapters of the hundred plus. Very short, an easy read, from the book of Isaiah that has many other chapters about this current era. The article comes from the my website: The website has a couple dozen articles that go over every facet of this subject in great detail. If you read the one linked below and look over a few of the others, and would like me to come to your church to teach more about this. I might be able to arrange that. The contact info is there or on my Facebook page.

  15. Darlene W

    Thank you for always bringing encouraging words. I know that at the appropriate time He will cause His body to rise and do exploits. This tension of waiting strengthens us and causes us to be even more focused and determined to do whatever our assignments are.

  16. kingskid48

    You described me to a T, Pastor Mario, and read my mail completely. I used to take part in a business chat board. It was the lukewarm “Christians” who gave me, and the few other truly committed Christians, the worse time. They hated it if we tagged a Scripture onto any of our comments, they told us to, “grow up”, and were even embarrassed by us before their unbelieving “buddies” on the threads. It was so revealing. And sad for them. Thank you again, Pastor Mario, for letting us know that we are the normal. Not the compromisers.

  17. Telbina Zambrano

    Please pray for my healing- physical and spiritual so I can fight this war- I have a lot of abdominal pain. Spiritually broken. Please pray for me.

    • mariomurilloministries

      Telbina- Lord Jesus, touch your child and heal them now! God bless you, Mario

  18. Powelson Scott

    Did I read this wrong? Is this a wake up call to battle or am i wrong about that? We have been sitting on our assets to long I think it’s time to learn to fight the battle before US. We have been given a gift and it is slipping out of our grasp through lies and manipulation isn’t it time to challenge those that lie with facts and truth. Our President and our Churches are seeking truth and enough gumption to say truth out loud and not be ashamed of it nor cower at the threats for being truthful. Am I wrong???


    We are with you Mario. 

  20. Annette Hughes

    Yes some of us have our eyes wide open and may we reach others so their eyes may become wide open too by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  21. Powelson Scott

    Having our eyes open is a necessary component but a battle or a war is not fought simply with people who have eyes open. It requires training and recruitment of those to teach the job required and people willing and able to train. Much more than that even.

  22. Harriet

    YES! You just described me. I was like, “FINALLY, someone understands me.” THANK YOU!

  23. Clovenfire21

    Hallelujah!!! ???????. Amen!!! My eyes are wide open!!! Have been a long long time!!! I can’t order your book. Can you please give those of us that can’t at least an outline of what we are supposed to do and when???

  24. Pedro Garcia

    I am currently reading Fresh Fire….I can not put it down! I ordered Vessels of Fire & Glory, yesterday. I did this after watching you and Robby Dawkins speak on YouTube. I feel after the election that put Trump as President of our United States. Like this scales cleared of me. I can not explain…I started to hear a different rhetoric and noticing a difference. Our society had slowly ebbed away from solid ground of Christ centered teaching into choppy waters…I have been seeking the Lord to reveal what that is. Until, now…Thank you for the gospel, Pastor Mario!

  25. Lynette Klein

    Mario: I read you mssg. everyday. Today after reading it, I thought of Daniel. He was a prayer warrior. When he was praying for Israel in his older years, God sent Gabriel to give him the meaning of his last vision/dream. It took Gabriel awhile to get there because he had to fight the devil’s warriors that were at evil work in another nation on his way. He fought for days…then Michael had to come help him. He finally gets to Daniel and even tells him why it took him awhile to get there. I want to be a Daniel. I can pray – My heart aches for my country and for the citizens, especially those that don’t have a clue who Jesus is or the evil that is hovering over this nation in the spirit world. And you are so right…we know God is all powerful, all knowing, or at least we say that…but we don’t allow Him to work. We all need to be Daniels…praying without ceasing. Thank you for your boldness and diligence.


    A friend introduced me to your ministry and I so appreciate your emails. Right on. I want to make a difference in this war! Cause we always WIN,,, thank you, elizabeth

  27. maxrush7

    Brother: You are writing to my Spirit and heart. Keep bringing this word. Many of us wait with great expectation for this call from God to bring us into the battle. We wait for our churches to have a new annointing, the preaching of fire and healing as those who are being called arise and move.
    Thank you,

  28. warriorprincess1999

    I can very much relate to what’s written and know a lot of Christians who say “God is in control” as if saying you don’t need to do anything. This is so different from what the bible is saying. The thing is, I do not live in the US but the church here has become complacent when it comes to the government (even when things that are done a direct affront to the Bible’s teachings). My own church discourages posting anything on social media that does not bring encouragement to others (meaning anything against what the government is doing). I am one of those who just endure church activities but long for more. I would love to read the book but is it relevant to non-Americans?

  29. kinthenorthwest

    As the song says God’s not done with us yet –So don’t run Don’t hide

    Standing in your ruins feels a lot like the end
    So used to losing you’re afraid to try again
    Right now all you see are ashes where there was a flame
    Truth is that you’re not forgotten ‘cause grace knows your name

    God’s not done with you
    Even with your broken heart and your wounds and your scars
    God’s not done with you
    Even when you’re lost and it’s hard and you’re falling apart
    God’s not done with you
    It’s not over, it’s only begun
    So don’t hide, don’t run
    ‘Cause God’s not done with you, you

  30. Karen Gray

    The Holy Spirit flooded my body with Holy fire as I raed this! Almost every morning my husband and I pray and read the Word and wait…the time is coming to act!!

  31. joshua waters

    Encouraging my wife and I aren’t alone in this. We live off of highway 99 and I have a pretty crazy testimony. Long story short I literally felt Christ telling me to follow Him, abandon all other vices and go all in, that I needed to surrender as something Big was coming. Been a lonely road feeling like others don’t care or prefer no standards in holiness. Mario if you’d like to chat to know my testimony and maybe be able to share it sometime at a tent meeting you have to confirm what you write about I’ll be happy to help. I’m not special though, I just chose to say yes to Christ and keep saying no to myself.




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